The Crumbling Facade of “No Excuses” and Educational Racism

“No excuses” ultimately fails for many reasons — being trapped in “blame the victim” approaches that normalize an unspoken white and affluent standard against which marginalized populations of students are judged, and harmed.

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P. L. Thomas, Professor of Education Furman University, taught high school English before moving to teacher education.